china

CRISPR

Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies ‘Will Be Dealt With Seriously,’ Chinese Investigators Say

A report by Chinese authorities on Monday alleged that He Jiankui violated ethics and research integrity in editing the DNA of human babies.
Sarah Emerson
1.22.19
Moon garden

The First Plants to Grow on the Moon Are Already Dead

Cotton sprouts grew for about one week in a biosphere brought to the Moon by China’s Chang’e-4 mission.
Becky Ferreira
1.16.19
The Moon

Plants Are Growing on the Moon for the First Time

Cotton seeds brought to the far side of the Moon by China's Chang'e-4 lander have sprouted.
Becky Ferreira
1.15.19
The Moon

China Releases Gorgeous New Footage of the Far Side of the Moon

Chang’e 4 mission leads released landing footage and panoramic pictures on Friday.
Becky Ferreira
1.11.19
Hacking

CYBER PODCAST: The Growing World Of APTs and Government Hackers

We spoke to EFF's Eva Galperin about government hackers and espionage operations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.26.18
Artificial Intelligence

China Is Achieving AI Dominance by Relying on Young Blue-Collar Workers

To remain the world leader in artificial intelligence, China relies on young “data labelers” who work eight hours a day processing massive amounts of data to make computers smart.
Huizhong Wu
12.21.18
Atmospheric science

Chinese and Russian Scientists Teamed Up to Manipulate the Earth’s Atmosphere

The two countries were responsible for disrupting the planet’s ionosphere in a series of experiments this June.
Sarah Emerson
12.19.18
climate change

This Tree Produces Psychedelic Art By Using Sensors to Monitor Its Own Health

Thijs Biersteker wanted a better way to communicate climate change to ordinary people, so he decided to let the trees do the talking.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.17.18
SURVEILLANCE

Google CEO Says No Plan to ‘Launch’ Censored Search Engine in China

In a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai kept saying the company has no plans right now to launch a search product in China. But that response leaves plenty of room to launch when it does want to.
Joseph Cox
12.11.18
The Moon

Hell Yeah, We’re Going to the Far Side of the Moon

The Chang’e 4 mission includes a lander, a rover, and a canister of potato seeds.
Becky Ferreira
12.7.18
CRISPR

Chinese CRISPR Scientist Who Allegedly Edited Infants’ Genes Is Reportedly Missing

Local Chinese media says the controversial scientist has been placed under “house arrest” by a Shenzhen university which has since denied the claim.
Sarah Emerson
12.4.18
maps

Shocking Maps Show How Humans Have Reshaped Earth Since 1992

Generated from satellite data, the maps track losses and gains of land used for agriculture, forests, urbanization, and more.
Becky Ferreira
11.30.18
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